News on the topic: torture

“It was short electric shocks, but at least they didn't hit me!”

28.07.2022 “It was short electric shocks, but at least they didn't hit me!”

A former detainee told us about police torture with a taser, recruiting informants, and almost a month in detention

“If he didn't like the answer, he hit me with a stick”: Ex-detainee recounts her experience of torture by police

12.07.2022 “If he didn't like the answer, he hit me with a stick”: Ex-detainee recounts her experience of torture by police

Hanna Morskaya spent 63 days behind bars in inhuman conditions

Week Against Torture 2022 Program schedule

21.06.2022 Week Against Torture 2022 Program schedule

International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus together with the Viasna Human Rights Center, Legal Initiative, Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Viasna Volunteer network, Youth Council RADA, initiatives politzek.me and dissidentby invite you to participate in the events of the Week against torture from June 20 to 26

Dzmitryi Mishakouski: imprisoned despite disability and losing his eyesight in jail

21.06.2022 Dzmitryi Mishakouski: imprisoned despite disability and losing his eyesight in jail

Dzmitryi Mishakouski’s story is one of the many documented by Viasna human rights defenders accounts of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment

 ‘Welcome to Gestapo’: The arrest of artist Dzmitry Padrez

29.04.2022 ‘Welcome to Gestapo’: The arrest of artist Dzmitry Padrez

Former cellmate's account of threats and beatings during the arrest of a political prisoner

Defiant former investigator beaten in jail

26.04.2022 Defiant former investigator beaten in jail

Mikita Starazhenka's cellmate confirmes there were marks of severe beatings on political prisoner

Crackdown on antiwar protests in Belarus cities and small towns

09.04.2022 Crackdown on antiwar protests in Belarus cities and small towns

Belarusians protesting against the war in which the territory of Belarus is involved against their will

OMCT: prisoners still suffer great risks of COVID-19

01.04.2022 OMCT: prisoners still suffer great risks of COVID-19

OMCT published report “Challenging detention and torture in times of Covid-19”, which collects a large array of creative legal and advocacy strategies employed all around the world

UN report: Belarus must release political prisoners and investigate human rights violations

01.04.2022 UN report: Belarus must release political prisoners and investigate human rights violations

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presented report “Situation of human rights in Belarus in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and in its aftermath”

Belarus: What Accountability for Torture

16.03.2022 Belarus: What Accountability for Torture

Invitation to a virtual side-event at the margins of the 49th session of HRC dedicated to Belarus

Heads beaten and ribs broken: how police treats anti-war protesters in Minsk

15.03.2022 Heads beaten and ribs broken: how police treats anti-war protesters in Minsk

Former detainee talks about his arrest and conditions in prison

Former detainee talks about torture at GUBOPIK office

15.02.2022 Former detainee talks about torture at GUBOPIK office

An ex-prisoner's account of torture, conditions at detention center, and how he was mistakenly released

Ex-employees of the national telecommunications company sentenced to 11 years. They were beaten during arrest

09.02.2022 Ex-employees of the national telecommunications company sentenced to 11 years. They were beaten during arrest

Two political prisoners Aliaksei Bychkouski and Artsiom Parkhamovich, were sentenced in Minsk City Court for personal data dumping

The Supreme Court upheld the sentence of political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok

26.01.2022 The Supreme Court upheld the sentence of political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok

He will be transported to a penal colony to serve his five-year sentence.

Refusal to investigate torture and six years in prison for Telegram messages

10.01.2022 Refusal to investigate torture and six years in prison for Telegram messages

The Hrodna Regional Court considered several criminal cases against 33-year-old Valiantsin Panasik.

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